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Day Care Home Sponsors
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Complete training prior to application approval. Applications can be submitted prior to training, but the application cannot be approved until the training is completed. You will complete the appropriate "Introduction to the CACFP" course. If you have not already completed training, go to Intro to CACFP Training section to locate and register for the appropriate course.

Ensure you complete all the information under the following tabs as applicable: 

  • Application packet

  • Advance request - if your organization wants to receive advances

  • Annual audit


    In addition to completing the information contained in TX-UNPS you will be required to submit the additional information listed below as applicable (reference the appropriate handbook as needed for additional information.)

  • FND Permanent Agreement
  • Direct Deposit Authorization (74-176)    
  • Application for Texas Identification Number (AP-152)
    • If using an EIN submit either a copy of
      • The IRS letter issuing the EIN to the organization, or
      • A payment coupon with the EIN pre-printed on the coupon
  • Certificate of Authority
    • Upon submission of the intake form, the organization would have received a confirmation email that included the above form and instructions.
  • Pre-Award Civil Rights Compliance Review
  • Proof of 501(c)(3) tax exemption 
  • License, registration or documentation to care for children for each day care home
  • Day Care Home Appeal Procedures
    • Reference CACFP Day Care Homes Handbook Section 2170  and 8222
  • Organizational Chart
    • Include names and titles of all officers, agents, full or part time staff, volunteers, board members and consultants
  • Subcontract Agreements
    • Contracts for purchased meals or services related to the CACFP
  • Organization - Legal Documents (submit all that apply):
    • Articles of Incorporation
    • Certificate of Formation
    • Assumed Name Certificate
  • Performance Bond
  • Governing Body –
  • Copy of Government Issued ID (applies to non-governmental organizations)
    • Driver’s license
    • Military ID
    • Valid US Passport
    • Voter Registration Card
  • Proof of residential mailing address(applies to non-governmental organizations)
    • Driver's license
    • Copy of a current lease
    • Bank statement
    • Utility bill

Additionally, sponsors must have on file a completed and signed Permanent Agreement Between Sponsoring Organization and Day Care Home Provider(s) (H1542).  This agreement must be in place before submitting an application for the Provider(s).

Principal means any individual who holds a management position within, or is an officer of, an organization or a sponsored center, including all members of the organization’s board of directors or the sponsored center’s board of directors.

School Data
To determine if the school in which the site is located (attendance area) meets the eligibility requirements for the at-risk afterschool care center component of the CACFP (50% or more of the enrolled students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals) use the eligibility data provided on the 2020-2021 School Data.pdf.

Submit required documents and completed application (include your contracting entity (CE) ID on all correspondence, if applicable) to one of the following:
Email to:

Mail to:         
Texas Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Division

Attn: F&N Business Management - Program Eligibility

P.O. Box 12847

Austin, Texas 78711

Overnight to:
Texas Department of Agriculture           
Food and Nutrition Division             
Attn: F&N Business Management - Program Eligibility 
1700 North Congress Ave.

Austin, Texas 78701

Revised June 25, 2020

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help. Additional translations services available as well.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
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